Date of birth: February 10 1957
Date of death: October 23 2012
Jon was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. His parents were Iris and Dale Maurer. He completed an Associate Degree at Mt. Hood Community College in electronics in 1992. He was very happily married for 24 years to Stacey Maurer.
Jon worked for Intel Corp as a technician at the development lab located in Hillsboro, Oregon for over 6 years. He then followed his childhood dream and opened an antique store on Hawthorne Blvd on September 10, 2001. (The day before 9/11). He owned and operated Shadowhouse Collectibles, located at 42nd and Hawthorne for 11 years. In February 2012 he received an unexpected notice to vacate the location, giving him 10 days to move. After moving and without a new location, he began doing more online business.
Jon was loved by almost everyone who met him. Being very intelligent, people would come to him for advice and information that they normally would not consider to ask another person other than him. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and a loving and devoted husband. He helped everyone he could, had a wonderful sense of humor, kind heart and was very loving. He was known on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland as: “themanonhawthorne.com”, this was one of his many websites, where he would post his newest comical videos. His sense of humor was one of a kind. If you have not viewed his videos or just want to see them again, you can go to the youtube.com website and enter themanonhawthorne and you can view the following videos of him:
Eyeball, Flush, My Bed of Nails, Watch Jon have sex and Shadowhouse moves out after 11 years. All very funny and safe to watch!
He was also on the cover of a re-released, signed, numbered, lettered, limited edition copy of Tim Power’s book “The Bible Repairman” in 2011. Oddly enough, Jon had actually “just repaired” the spine of the large bible used in the photo. The photo you see included in this information is from the cover of the book.
Jon is survived by his wife, Stacey Maurer. His children, Jennifer Maurer, Jeremy Maurer and Marianne Anderson. His grandchildren, “the light of his life”, Aiden, Holly, Devon and Kayla. His sisters, Suzanne and Amanda and his brother Ron.
There will be no service at this time. Instead, there will be a “Celebration of Life” in his honor in 2013. For those who would like to attend, this information will be announced in the SE Examiner the month prior to the event.
Jon had no health, life or mortgage insurance. For those who would like to help the family, there has been a memorial savings fund opened in Stacey Maurer’s name at Bank of America. Account #485008699630. You may also send donations in the name of Stacey Maurer to: PO Box 86339, Portland, OR 97286.
You are and will be greatly missed Jon.
9 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by jeremy maurer Dad i still cant, and dont want to belive this all happend, u will always be remembered as the best dad and grandfather in the world. i will always think about and talk about u, u ment so much to me i was just to busy to show it, im sorry dad. i love u! "Be a man" thats what u would say,thats what i wanna hear because i will prove it until the end of my day! just for u dad i love u!!
Candle lit by Christopher We will always remember the eccentric sorcerer on Hawthorne.
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Stacey We love you Jon. You will be greatly missed.
Candle lit by jeremy maurer i love u dad! u will be missed by all, rest now u wont feel any pain anymore.
Candle lit by shayna Jon was a unique character. Odd, eclectic, kind, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to see whenever I'd stop by his shop. He was an invaluable resource for our film industry here in portland and will be greatly missed. Jon, you were my friend. You lived your life with that touch of magic and weird that made you so special. Every time I left your shop you told me to be good...and I'd reply. Never. Being good is boring. You'd just smile... I'm gonna miss you.
Candle lit by Tesla Miss you, crazy man. Thanks for putting my teenage years in perspective for me- while I was living them.
Candle lit by jennifer maurer love you dad you will be greatly missed by everyone.
Candle lit by Vicky Khuat Your legacy lives on in your children, grandchildren and your loving wife! RIP Jon.